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Uploaded: August 17, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: August 17, 2009
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I was sketching out this next drawing that I am about to submit yesterday, and my mother walked in and said to me “you have to put that as a tutorial”. So after careful consideration I decided that I would submit this sketch as a lesson and I will call it “how to draw a sad girl” step by step. Drawing a sad face is a very versatile concept because there is so many expressions that can be used for the reason why one is sad in the first place. Someone can be sad because they just lost a loved one or because they are being abused by a loved one, or maybe there is some deep suffering that no one knows about. Like all my random sketches, I drew this one without knowing what it was going to be. I will often do that from time to time, just randomly sketch out images and see what they will turn into. This girl's face is saddened because someone she loved very much died and left her with a blackened heart. There is a black widow spider in her mouth that you can see if you enlarge the image to a bigger view. The black spider represents death, anguish, and loneliness. The sketch came out looking so real that when I look at it, I almost feel what she is feeling. I named her Arachna because of her sadness and because of the spider in her mouth. The name Arachna means “spider woman”. The best part about her saddened face is her eyes and her mouth. I didn’t want her to have any clothes on because having her naked represents her heart being stripped from all love and passion. The only thing that she is wearing is a red mesh sash across her torso. The color red is a hidden meaning of love will return all in due time. I am proud of myself with this sketch and I think that it will be a fun lesson to learn from. There are some people that would appreciate such a piece because maybe they are feeling what she looks like she is going through. Have fun with this tutorial on “how to draw a sad girl step by step”. I will be back with much more momentarily so stay tuned. Peace out and happy drawing.

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how to draw a sad girl

How to Draw a Sad Girl

how to draw a sad girl step 1

STEP 1.

Draw a circle for the shape of her head and then add the facial guidelines. You will them draw the guidelines for her neck, shoulders, and arms.
 
how to draw a sad girl step 2

STEP 2.

Sketch out the shape of her face as you see here. when that is done you can then use the facial guidelines to draw out her eye, nose and mouth. Take your time and lightly sketch out these steps.
 
how to draw a sad girl step 3

STEP 3.

You can now start sketching out her eyebrows and then her eyelashes and make sure that they are long and lushes. Finish sketching out the shape of her mouth and or lips and then draw the shape of her neck and right shoulder. Define the left side of her face and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a sad girl step 4

STEP 4.

You will now sketch in the detailing lines on her neck and then draw out the rest of her torso which is her left arm, collar bones, and the shape of her breast that she is hiding with her arms.
 
how to draw a sad girl step 5

STEP 5.

For your last drawing step you will sketch out all the long hair that this sad girl has. Take your time to make the hair look real and flowing. The hair is blocking her right eye so all you need to do is color in the void as well as the void in her mouth. I didn't draw the spider in this tutorial because some of you might want to use her for something else. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a sad girl step 6

STEP 6.

This is what the sketch should look like when you are done. You can color her in or leave her as a sketch. I hope you had some good fun with this tutorial on "how to draw a sad girl step by step".